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“Art exhibition”

Turner Contemporary
Ranked #4 of 51 things to do in Margate
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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“Art exhibition”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

My friend and I went to see the exhibition at the Turner Gallery and were a little disappointed. We visited the café first for a drink and something to eat. This was very good. We had the home made soup of the day with a scone and we had not tasted better. Also it was very good value for money.

On entering the gallery we were impressed by the spaciousness of the place. The exhibition was on the first floor and there was a lift, that was also impressive as it was so large it could hold 100 people. The art portrayed there was far too modern for our taste. I just could not understand why anyone could think that a piece of white canvas with some white lines on could be called art. There were only a few pieces that (in our minds) were worth looking at. On the ground floor there was a shop. This looked very nice with a few usual touristy items. There was some lovely china but the price was totally out of reach of the normal tourist. You would need to be a millionaire to buy them. Disabled access was very good with a large, gradual slope to the entrance. Overall the building was large, roomy but there was (in our opinion) an enormous waste of space.

Visited May 2014
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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“Mondrian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

By chance a Mondrian exhibition was showing, which we didn't realise when we arranged our mini-break away. Many of his paintings on show from landscapes, portraits and his more popular 'square' paintings in bold colours. Love them. Was expecting though to see more art, not just the current exhibition, but hey-ho it was free. A larger selection of souvenirs, only mugs & postcards of the abstract paintings, would have been a bonus, I was hoping to buy a scarf or T-shirt or bag or even a poster of this design. There were items available of the red windmill however. Worth a visit.

Visited May 2014
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Margate, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
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“Easy Sundays”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This gallery is great for families as sundays and half terms feature art and craft activities for under 13's - £3 per child or free for children living within CT9.

Visited April 2014
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Driffield, United Kingdom
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“Piet Mondrian Exhibition”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

Great, what else can I say, loads, actually.
Nice day out on a sunny afternoon to see the Mondrian works and well worth the visit.
What a delight to see how the artist's works progressed from landscapes, portraits and through to his rectilinear pictures of bold lines and blocks of colour.
One can see how his mind and ideas were evolving towards the verticals and horizontals vi his architectural works.
Brilliant, do go and enjoy. Oh yes, and it's freeeeeeee!

TOP MARKS for the restaurant too, a great seafood platter well presented and good service.
Helpful chef and team who were willing to tweak the menu to cater for gluten free requirements!!

Visited May 2014
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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“Family culture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

Top cafe with a view over harbour. Lovely soup.
Turner, Modrian exhibition with engaging kids workshop for £3.50/head which my boys (10, 13) surprisingly loved.
Super helpful staff too

Visited May 2014
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